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Urdu Gets Recognized as an Official Language on Facebook

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Facebook has finally included Urdu as its officially supported languages for the users, after which Facebook users can now officially set Urdu as their language on the portal.

This was achieved after Facebook Translation team concluded the translation of all modules of the website into Urdu. For the purpose, general users also contributed towards the cause and finally Urdu was recognized as an official language.

Users can set Urdu as their primary language by following these steps:

  • Go to home page of Facebook.com, below the ads (on the right side) there’s English(US) selected as your primary language, click on it.
  • On Next page, click on Urdu to set Urdu as your primary language,
  • That’s it.

Check below screens for further elaboration:

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Facebook Home Introduced for Android Phones

 

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Facebook today showed off its new OS overlay for Android phones, which it is calling Facebook Home.

Facebook Home – that company says is not an OS but is more than just a app – will replace conventional Facebook app on Android phones. With Facebook Home, users will be able to experience better Facebook with full-screen photos, status updates, and notifications.

Facebook Home, once loaded on phone, will replace home screen with Facebook’s own “Cover feed” that will contain updates from the users Facebook friends.

Yes, Facebook Home will come with ads – as Facebook said that they are in process of designing the ad slots for Facebook home.

Facebook said that new app will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting April 12 for Android phones running Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, but not Gingerbread.

Facebook home is currently designed to work on the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II.

It will also work on the forthcoming HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, and on more devices in the coming months.

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Pakistan Cricket Board Facebook, Twitter Banned for Pakistani Cricket Players


Pakistan Cricket Board has strictly asked all its members of the national cricket team to not to use any social networking website, especially Facebook and Twitter.

The crackdown comes in the wake of Zulqarnain Haider’s recent Facebook updates when he went missing in Dubai during one-day series against South Africa.

He had updated his status on Facebook mentioning that he was facing some kind of pressure.

The board has added a clause in the contract for players, saying that no one can use Facebook or Twitter during the contracted period.

Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam confirmed the directive, but maintained the ban was part of a clause in the players’ contract with the board.

“There is a clause in their contracts which states clearly they can’t use these social network sites or discuss cricket issues while under contract,” Alam said.

“It is for their own good so that they don’t get entangled into controversies.”

He subsequently announced his retirement from international cricket which followed his central contract being suspended by the board.

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Facebook has 500 million users It’s official


There are now half a billion people actively using the social networking site Facebook.

With the world population currently more than 6.8 billion, 500 million people using Facebook is a significant achievement for a site that didn’t exist six years ago.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it “an important milestone” for the people who have helped spread Facebook around the world.

“Our mission at Facebook is to help make the world more open and connected. Stories like these are examples of that mission and are both humbling and inspiring. I could have never imagined all of the ways people would use Facebook when we were getting started 6 years ago,” stated Zuckerberg.

To celebrate the achievement, Facebook has launched a new application called Facebook Stories, where users can describe the impact the site has had on their lives.

Mathew Cooper in Dubai shared his story through the application about how Facebook helped him deal with the loss of a dear friend.

“When I heard my friend from elementary school had been killed in a car crash, I went to his Facebook page and was shocked to see posts to him from friends and family. People were speaking to him directly, telling stories and making jokes. You’ve allowed me to connect with friends despite the miles between us. And you’ve let me grieve through a loss that I would otherwise have been totally isolated from. Thank you,” Cooper wrote.

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Free Calls to your Facebook Friends with Vonage Mobile™ app


If you have hundreds of friends in your Facebook profile and you want to speak to them without having to use the FB chat facility you’ll be pleased to hear about this.

Popular VoIP provider Vonage this week introduced the Vonage Mobile application for Facebook, a free service that allows Facebook friends to make mobile calls to each other for free all over the world.

This app is completely free to download and is available for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices, and coming soon for the iPad. According to Vonage, it works over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks in most countries, and only requires logging into the service one time. After that, Facebook contacts are automatically loaded and grouped by friends who can be called for free and those who can only instant message.

More about this App…

  • Call all your Facebook® friends for free when you both have the app.
  • No need to remember friends’ numbers or share yours. Call using your Facebook® friends list.
  • Works over Wi-Fi or 3G networks.
  • Free to download, free to use. Get the app at the iTunes App Store, the Android™ Market, or enter a U.S. mobile number to get a download link on your mobile phone.
  • Available for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®
    and Android™ OS devices.
  • Pay no international roaming charges*
    – works anywhere in the world with
    a Wi-Fi or 3G connection.
  • Download App

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    Facebook tops list of office time Wasters

    Before it office time waster king was the MSN, Yahoo Messengers but over the years web applications have been developed that diverted the Internet traffic from these messengers.

    These days, Twitter, online video games and popular video search engine Youtube are among the top office time wasters, noted Daily Times.

    But even the bosses know that blocking these web sites would create frustration among the employees as they get a chance to refresh themselves just by checking their account on Facebook for a few minutes.

    You may consider blocking Facebook, if you are boss and if you feel like a lot of amusement going around with less work in your office.

    Interestingly, the people contacted for comments, wished not to be named as it could affect the repute of their organizations and they would be termed as “less professional”.

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